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Finance Business Analyst

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Recruitment/Posting Title Finance Business Analyst
Job Category Staff & Executive - Finance/Accounting/Purchasing
Department University Controller
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the State of New Jerseyís preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. As one of the largest employers in the State of New Jersey, Rutgers University is committed not only to the students and the State that we serve, but also to the faculty and staff who work on our campuses. Ranked in 2022 by Forbes as a top 100 best large employer in America, Rutgersí commitment to its employees includes maintaining and fostering a safe, diverse, and respectful workplace environment, creating employment opportunities for our nationís military veterans, and ensuring accessibility and accommodation for individuals with disabilities.†
University Finance and Administration (UFA) advances Rutgersí strategic priorities through the management of all central financial, administrative, and student information systems and processes. We supply the universityís financial community the professional guidance, services, tools, and information needed to make the informed decisions that contribute to Rutgersí standing as an academic, health, and research powerhouse. We are deeply committed to our guiding principles and the core values that are critical for the long-term strategic growth of our division and the university. For more information, please visit https://finance.rutgers.edu/ .
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Finance Business Analyst for the Financial Information Systems (FIS) unit within the University Controllerís Office. This position reports to the Senior Manager of FIS Reporting and Analytics and is responsible for serving as a liaison between the Reporting group within the FIS team and the campuses/units related to report development and ongoing report maintenance. As a subject matter expert in Rutgers finance/accounting business processes, the Finance Business Analyst will work closely with various campuses, as well as the central and business units to assess and document complex financial reporting requirements, assist with prioritization, develop and work with developers and other teams to create/enhance reports, coordinate with end users in testing, user acceptance, and deployment of developed reports. The Finance Business Analyst will exemplify superior understanding of financial reports, reporting tools, such as Tableau, as well as proficiency in other reporting tools (e.g., Oracle), databases, etc. This position will coordinate and test data changes related to the finance data warehouse tables and views.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Collaborates with users and management teams from campuses, central units and other units to gather and document business requirements for report development.
  • Supports the University Controllerís Office and the universityís financial leadership in the evaluation of business requirements that affect financial reporting.
  • Analyzes business needs by working with business owners to determine whether existing processes and reports are in place, or if new reporting and analytics solutions need to be designed and developed.
  • Assists with developing and implementing reporting and analytic solutions using Oracle Reporting Tools and Tableau for financial reporting and decision making.
  • Works with central accounting staff and university-wide end-users and committees, assists with developing solutions to various business needs related to financial reporting and analytics.
  • Creates technical/functional requirements and specification documents.
  • Creates/modifies system reports as needed using Tableau and Oracle financial reporting tools.
  • Develops test plans, test cases, and test scripts, performs initial (unit and integration) tests of the developed reports and coordinates with end-users and management to perform user acceptance tests (UAT).
  • Provides timely and professional guidance and direction to end users with a high level of quality assurance.
  • Works with the help desk team and system support team to ensure that end users receive customer service on a timely basis.
  • Resolves complex customer-service issues that require higher-level support.
  • Communicates with trainers and end users regarding new reports, enhancements and report issues.
  • Defines and develops training needs related to financial reports and supporting systems.
  • Supports university-wide communication and training initiatives related to financial reporting; and performs other related duties assigned.
  • Assist with and support the monthly Fringe benefits process.
  • Collaborates with OIT on the design and deployment of the finance data warehouse. This involves gathering business requirements, writing functional specifications and writing custom SQL. Responsibilities include data cleansing and data validation that supports data visualizations and reporting from the data warehouse. Creates and/ or validates data warehouse tables, views and data sources.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
Consistent with the current application of Rutgers Policy 60.3.22, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. The flexible work arrangements outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.3.22 are part of a pilot program that is effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. Therefore, there is no guarantee that this flexible work arrangement will continue beyond that date. Flexible work arrangements are not permanent, are subject to change or cancellation and contingent on the employee receiving approval in the FlexWork@RU Application System. Additional information may be found at https://futureofwork.rutgers.edu .
FLSA Exempt
Grade 07
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 81752.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 103477.000
Annual Maximum Salary 125202.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelorís degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years related experience in Accounting/Finance/Business.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Accounting and related business processes; strong understanding of financial reporting and related areas.
  • Deep understanding of financial systems and reporting tools; ability to understand complex, integrated, state-of-the-art and legacy computer systems.
  • Deep knowledge of business analysis, requirements gathering, and documentation using industry best practices.
  • Skilled in planning, organization and project management activities.
  • Team player with exceptional interpersonal skills and a desire to provide superior customer service to end users.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as negotiation skills.
  • Working knowledge of SQL.
  • Proficient in MS Office including Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.
  • Proficient in using Tableau and MS Access.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelorís degree in Accounting, Business, or Technology desired.
  • Preferred experience using Oracle Fusion ERP and the following reporting tools: Financial Reporting Studio, BI Publisher and Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI).
  • Experience using Excel add in Smart View for ad hoc reporting from a connection to the ERP database.
  • Experience with Oracle SQL coding.
Equipment Utilized
  • Microsoft Access
  • Tableau, and Tableau Prep
  • Oracle Fusion ERP and Oracle Analytics tools
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST0415
Posting Open Date 02/13/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Off Campus
City Piscataway
State NJ
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Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidateís offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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